Grants to Green Assessment Award:    The Bonney Memorial Library has received a grant from Grants to Green Maine, a partnership between the Maine Development Foundations' Maine Downtown Center, Efficiency Maine and the Maine Community Foundation, to fund an energy audit. This audit will provide the basis to submit a proposal to Grants to Green to fund energy issues with the current library building as well as the addition. The proposal will possibly include:  a new furnace; heat pump/air conditioner; new efficient lighting; a solar photovoltaic array on the library roof to provide the library with electricity to operate the heat pump/air conditioner as well as the lighting. We would like to have a window panel for the furnace room that will include posters explaining the heat pump and solar operation, and to have a monitor showing the real time readings from the solar panels. These displays would be used as learning tools and the backdrop for lectures and conferences.


Bonney Memorial Library Expansion Project   "Join Our Plans to Expand"

Our Library's Beginning:

Brief History of the Bonney Memorial Library (view PDF Presentation below)

PDF Presentation


After 84 years of service to the townspeople of Cornish and nearby communities, a new era for the Bonney Memorial Library is beginning. We are planning to expand. Scott Simons Architects of Portland were engaged to design a two-level addition, doubling our space, and their excellent plans are now complete.

The designs provide for more convenient and efficient rooms, handicap accessibility, and expanded parking. They create more comfortable places for reading, for meetings, and for work at computers. We will have up-to-date materials, technology improvements, and new, motivating programs for people of all ages—children, young adults, adults, and families.

Detailed sketches and drawings of the architects' plans are pictured below.

These are exciting times for our library. We invite you to participate in this adventure.

FMI  Fundraising Events and  Library Expansion Capital Campaign.

Sketches of Bonney Memorial Library Expansion


Southwest view of library expansionview of library expansion south elevation




aerial view of library expansion



View of Proposed Site Plan


view of proposed site plan




View of Upper Level Floor Plan


upper level floor plans




View of Lower Level Floor Plan